One of the best things about being a food writer and author is trying different recipes and foods from other chefs. As a fairly decent cook, I love to sample and try to duplicate recipes and dishes. Sometimes it works and sometimes it does not. The recipe I am featuring in this post was so jam packed with flavor I just had to share.
This is a fantastic recipe for a cheese-topped guacamole that I think is just adds a little something festive zip to a home-organized Cinco de Mayo party. Gonzalo Martinez, Food and Wine online magazine contributed this recipe. An easy recipe that combines all the flavors we associate with Mexican fiestas.
2 Hass avocados, diced
1 medium tomato, diced
1/4 small red onion, minced
1/4 cup finely chopped cilantro
2 tablespoons finely chopped mint
1 jalapeño, seeded and minced
2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
Salt and freshly ground pepper
1 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese
Tortilla chips for serving
In a shallow bowl, mix the avocados, tomato, onion, cilantro, mint, jalapeño and lime juice. Season the mixture with salt and pepper. Melt the cheese in a microwave-safe bowl, pour over the guacamole and serve with tortilla chips.